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will ease as we head into the weekend. there is one more weak storm system moving in friday afternoon, but the dynamics aren't strong enough to have much left over for the valley to overcome the rain shadow effect. the mountains could potentially see a couple of additional inches. as we head into the weekend, conditions will stabilize and slowly warm up, from the low 50s on saturday to near 60 degrees by monday. warm up, from the low 50s on
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tonight we have an update on a story we bright you last fall... the desert research institute in reno has been working on its very own weather model for a while now. since september, it's been able to test the model for accuracy - to help refine it. angela schilling joins us live in the newsroom with more. angela? kristen, while the folks at dri have a long ways to go, they
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i last spoke with them in the fall. both on a business front and research side of the project. the model indeed looks a little bit different now. if all goes well, they hope to have a business partner within the next few months. brian speicher: "everyone wants to know first and foremost how accurate you are." especially when your new model forecasts the weather. brian speicher: "over about a four month time we looked at the performance of the model over reno and las vegas and compared to really recognizable names. in weather." in december the results came in, showing their in house model could compete with the rest. the test compares high and low temperatures to the observed value out at the airport. you have to be within three degrees of the actual temperature to be accurate. preliminary results shows an accuracy rate of between seventy six and eighty two percent of the time. now that we have some results, it's time to refine the product and make it better. brian speicher: "since we last spoke we brought in four or five different people
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valley and other far reaching technology beds." incorporating local characteristics is one way to improve the model. accounting for the urban heat island effect is an example. the heat island effect essentially makes temperatures warmer in metro areas. brian speicher: "not just the weather but also urban science it's environmental science, it's atmospheric science, and it's lots of people working on one really large concept." just by looking at the model i can notice some changes too. the model is much faster and easier to work with. you can now loop the images like a video, opposed to going through different static images. brian speicher: "lot more work to do in refining the platform and tweaking it in the ways we need it to." but speicher and the rest of the team is pleased with how the model is coming along. it will be interesting to see how well the final version of the model does in the years to come. one other goal is to implement more weather instruments and satellite images to the project. before you make an accurate forecast, you have to have an
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the project itself is supported by the knowledge fund. covering the story, angela schilling, channel two news. turning to campaign 2016... nevada's democratic caucus is just two days away and today scott pelley sat down with hillary clinton in las vegas and asked her whether she supports an increase in the federal minimum wage. hillary clinton: i do support a national minimum wage...$12... scott pelley: sanders says $15 clinton: i go further. i want every state, every city that can raise the minimum wage higher to do so.?" you can hear more of the interview tonight on the "cbs evening news"... live from las vegas... up next at six. as the republican presidential candidates scramble for votes in saturday's south carolina primary .. front runner donald
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-- pope francis. trump objected to criticism he received from the pope over trump's repeated calls to 'build a wall' to keep out mexican migrants. the pontiff said quote: "a person who thinks only about building walls ...and not of building bridges is not christian." end quote. trump: "for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful." the latest cbs news national poll shows donald trump with a two-to-one advantage over ted cruz. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. every 10 seconds, someone in this country goes to the e-r with a headache or migraine. coming up in tonight's health watch... how one doctor relies on her own body's natural painkillers to cope. john: "i'm john potter. after installing 35 hundred smoke detectors in 13 hundred homes,
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expands their safety program, this time targeting seniors. i'll have that story, after the break." "you're watching channel 2 music
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all of us have a responsibility, to ourselves, to our children, to each other. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. our children's future is shaped both by the values of their parents and the policies of their nation. it's time to protect the next generation. fill the lives of our children with possibility and hope. open up the doors so that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, families and our country, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
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welcome back... today is the first day of a new, lifesaving program in the truckee meadows. it's called, "remembering when." john potter shows us what sparks firefighters and red cross workers will be doing to save more lives, especially those of a certain age group. sparks fire marshal bob king has a soft spot for fire's most defenseless victims: seniors, and children. you don't have to search far to find an example. january 2006, when 2 teenaged girls died in a sparks family home with no smoke detectors. the fire started downstairs.the girls could not escape from upstairs. king: "that is what really prompted us to say, 'hey, we need to go out in the community and educate about smoke alarms.'" that was the beginning of project safe.which distributed 35 hundred smoke detectors, to 13 hundred sparks homes. remembering when...targets seniors. king: "remembering when program
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older adults is perfect ." john: "developed to help older folks live safely at home, remembering when is centered around 16 safety messages. 8 have to do with fire prevention, 8 have to do with preventing falls. when you look at the numbers, its really a no-brainer. seniors face a lot of hazards just by being home." king: "falls seem to be a big one that we respond to, almost on a daily basis." ehrman: "it's a huge problem. you know, when we get old we just don't have the stability that we used to have when we were younger." danel lipparelli has seen plenty when it comes to fires, like the one that recently chased a 78-year old woman out of her home. lipparelli: "it seems like they're always in the middle of the night. and she was evacuated...standing out in the driveway." among the program's 16 safety messages: take your time moving. clear walking areas. improve lighting. to prevent fires, stay in the kitchen when cooking. plan an escape, and get smoke alarms.
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personal. he has a loved one up in years who he worries about. king: "i have a 96-year old grandmother that's living on her own right now, so we've already discussed this with her as well." covering the story, john potter, channel 2 news. with the caucuses just days away and all eyes on how nevada's democrats will vote... we thought this would be a good time to take a look at super delegates. who are they...how they get that status... and does their vote count more than the others? erin breen joins us here in the studio tonight to sort it all out. erin? super delegates go to the national convention. and they are basically elected officials within the party. our congressional delegation...party leaders that kind of thing. they get more freedom in casting their votes...but their votes count the same as the other delegates. as with so many aspects of
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chris....:"you have 712 delegates you have to get 2,382 of the 4,763 votes." let me boil that down for you. there are a limited number of state delegates at the national convention and the nominee has to get more than half of them. so the party sprinkles in a handful of party leaders to vote for the interest of the party. chris:"or the country." eric:"it's a balancing of interest in the party." chris wicker is one of 8 super delegates for nevada's democratic party. in fact he's the only one in washoe county. chris: the dnc calls them unpledged delegates but i guess super delegate has more flash . i kinda like it ha ha ha." being a super delegate means his vote is up to him. erik:"they get to go and they get to vote for whoever they want." the other 35 delegates... who will rise up through the caucuses this weekend will be
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candidate. the super delegates can pledge their votes ahead of time...which could definitely change the political polls. but could they swing a nomination? chris:"it could swing a very very close national nomination...15% it not a negligible number." so it is possible....but if the rest of the delegates show solidarity....the experts say it's pretty unlikely. eric:" they are a collection but not the majority ..far from it." say the state sent 23 delegates plus 8 super delegates. eric: so if i win 23 and the super delegates don't like me i win 23-8 and if i do that in every state the delegates go home mad but i go home with the nomination." we should note that the republican party elects all of it's delegates through the caucuses and has no super delegates. in fact today adam kahn with the county republican party said...funny but the republican party is actually more democratic than the democratic party. one person...one vote...no exceptions. covering campaign 2016 erin
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and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. the high school basketball playoffs are heating up... i'm dallas coondy and i'llhave highlights in sports. it's estimated that nearly 40- million americans suffer with migraines - which are not only painful, but often debilitating. coming up in tonight's health watch... see what one doctor does when she feels a migraine coming on... and where you can go to get help - next. i've watched as the house across the street has sat empty for over six years. i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody that is going to create bold change. wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders because they know that he's not beholden to wall street. we need someone like bernie sanders
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we have to fix things now. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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migraines can take their toll... but as they're about to start, there may be some non-drug related ways to manage the disorder. what one doctor does in tonight's health watch. medications can alleviate migraine symptoms, but there is no cure. "there's not one thing we can do to end the migraines for all time at this point. but there are a lot of different options that we can offer - and we can hopefully and most likely get you to a better place than where you are." dr carolyn bernstein runs a headache center in boston. she also suffers with migraines, so she's exploring alternative ways to manage the disease. ... one thing she's come up with:
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exercise ideal for migraine sufferers, bernstein says, because it's low-impact...there's no pounding. and it's possible cycling could have a beneficial effect on headaches. "when we exercise, a lot of the time we feel better afterwards. we get all kinds of neurotransmitters going in our brain that can decrease pain levels." if you suffer with constant migraines, too - renown institute's headache program evaluates the disorder and treats some conditions with botox - to minimize the pain of chronic headaches. to schedule an appointment, i've posted the number on our website k-t-v-n dot com. just click the health watch icon. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. look out from some heavy traffic on 580 to 395 northbound from moana to oddie as well as on 180 eastbound near the nugget. and luckily there arent any accidents or incidents to report at the moment so please continue to drive safe out there. i'm chaison dean and that's your traffic.
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chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" while the mountains could see some more snow on friday , most of the wintry weather of late will ease as we head into the weekend. there is one more weak storm system moving in friday afternoon, but the dynamics aren't strong enough to have much left over for the valley to overcome the rain shadow effect. the mountains could potentially see a couple of additional inches. as we head into the weekend, conditions will stabilize and slowly warm up, from the low 50s on saturday to near
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kristen and landon thank mike. while the mountains could see some more snow on friday , most of the wintry weather of late will ease as we head into the weekend. there is one more weak storm system moving in friday afternoon, but the dynamics aren't strong enough to have much left over for the valley to overcome the rain shadow effect. the mountains could potentially see a couple of additional inches. as we head into the weekend, conditions will stabilize and slowly warm up, from the low 50s on saturday to
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while the mountains could see some more snow on friday , most of the wintry weather of late will ease as we head into the weekend. there is one more weak storm system moving in friday afternoon, but the dynamics aren't strong enough to have much left over for the valley to overcome the rain shadow effect. the mountains could potentially see a couple of additional inches. as we head into the weekend, conditions will stabilize and slowly warm up, from the low 50s on saturday to near
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kristen and landon thank mike. the high school basketball playoffs are heating up... i'm dallas coondy and i'llhave one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born,
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i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
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cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it.
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and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. "now, here's sports director garrett dearborn, with channel 2 sports" the high school basketball postseason continues tonight, up at spanish springs the division 1 girls are tipping off semifinal action. dallas colodny joins us now live with that and some 1a highlights.
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the reno girls looking to grab a win over damonte ranch the score... its been all reno...high lights from this game later on... but yea lets get to the division 1-a action from earlier. st denzel perez hits 3 scjake miner hits long jumper st with small lead truckee down big sydney mock gets steal and scoops in layup. then maddie monson beats the buzzer. but elko wins 40-33 so of course we will have more so of course we will have more
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from the regional playoffs.. dallas colodny channel 2 sports. colodny channel 2 sports. the wolf pack men's basketball team hit a season high 3-game win streak with last night's win at san jose state...and certain senior hit a historic career mark. -didn't look good early, nevada was actually down 11 early in the second in this one but things start to tighten up, down 4 its cameron oliver with the dunk he he had 9-points, 6 reoubnds and
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-then down 5 with 5-minutes left a little history, marqueze coleman had 15 points in this one...he sinks the freethrow....that' s career point number 1- thousand...just the 25th player in pack history to do it. -the monster play came tied at -and up 4 with under 10-seconds by the way the pack is now 16-9 overall and 8-5 in conference play tying them for 3rd in the mountain west...nevada is at unlv saturday we'll be right b there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one.
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where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
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mike's final weather while the mountains could see some more snow on friday , most of the wintry weather of late will ease as we head into the weekend. there is one more weak storm system moving in friday afternoon, but the dynamics aren't strong enough to have much left over for the valley to overcome the rain shadow effect. the mountains could potentially see a couple of additional inches. as we >> pelley: now it's a holy war
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>> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. >> pelley: also tonight, two days before the nevada caucus, a personal side of hillary clinton. >> my mother met me at the door, and she said, "there is no room for cowards in this house." >> pelley: a hospital pays ransom to hackers to get its computers back. and from football to footlights. >> i got good feet. >> pelley: a former nfl star pulls off the play of a lifetime it may sound odd, but all i care about is love captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. with scott pelley reporting tonight from las vegas. >> pelley: this is our western edition. the odds-makers here at ceasar's palace never bet on this, but in a campaign that has seen just

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